Thursday, February 20, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Braunfels gifts Softball team wins opener See Page 5 50 CENTS 12 pages In one section Thursday February 20ti Serving Comal County and surrounding areas or more than 145 years Homo of ung Vol 145 No 7i Inside Market tfw HmMMtunfll The Neti Dmuttfclx Herald Zeltung extends birthday wishes to Roger BHnkkoeter Howard Ike Efckcnhorrt Marjorfe Campbell Don Black well Jerry Lewb Tommy Khtn KaUiy Hurt Troy Prefcw Gloria Ramirez Armando Ramirez Jo Anjentoch Happy anniversary go to Celeste and Chrto 9 SiMfe and Eddie Rwwcll 3 Arturo and Cantu 37 Juan and Lfoa Alvarez 10 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Polton Count Motd unavailable Mountain Cedar unavailable PoMtn In purta cubic rturier of olf Information provided by Or Frank Rlvtf Information Comal River 222 cubic toel per soc ond up 3 1 rom Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above Ma level up 02 Canyon Dam discharge 237 eft Canyon Lake Inflow 1 86 cfa Canyon Lake level feet above eea level Above conservation NtwtraunfetaUtllKlM NBU reports pumping mKHon gallons of surface water Wednesday and 22 t 000 gaUons of wen water wore used Community Tluffi Ihop la how aollcfting All Items are welcomed Bring donations to 132 Caddell Lane or contact Pete at 6253439 for pick ups on Tuesday and Wednes day Thrift shop hours are 9 am to noon and 1 on top I Carl Schurz Elementary will hold a TAAS orientation lor par ents of fourth grade students at 7 today In the school cafe teria The focus will be the fourth grade writing portion qf the test T Comol ItoMflng CouncM Celebrate the Comal County Beading Councils first birthday at today at the Memo rial Primary library The program Will be Surfing and Searching Developing Reading Programs Using the Worldwide Admission Is free for members and for nonmembers Coninioico minor slated The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Busi ness After Hours is scheduled for 5 to 7 foday at the Hum mel Muaeurrj The mixer la sponsored by Accurate Ulho Printing Clear Springs Catering Decorating The Hummel Museum and Wit ting and Miller Inc bag lunch with tho mayor corrtlnuos Hew Braunfels residents will have an opportunity to let Mayor Jan Kennedy know what le on their minds regarding the city at a brown bag lunch forum Friday The brown bag foruma aria on the Fridays before regular City Council meetings which take on the second and fourth Mondays of each month The lunches take place from noon to 1 In Confernce Room A B of the New Braunfels Munici pal Building 424 S Castell Ave Kennedy said she plans to continue the brown baa lunch ea throughout the coming year y more Information contact mayor at Showers will continue Arfca still nearly an inch below average for yearly rainfall to date By DAVID DCKUNDER Staff Writer Showers poured muchneeded rain on the l4wv area Wednes day and he rafn expected to con ist for the Notiortal Weathqr Service in New Draunfcls said the city received one half to threequarters of an inch of rain Wednesday Most of the heavier stuff is staying to the he said It has the poten tial of moving to the The system brought an average of I to 2 inches of precipitation to the Hill Country Thoren said It has been moving south to f horen said the western port of the Hill Country lias received 4 inches It is still raining in the area so it could be a little bit A Me said 5 Inches were recorded in Val Verde County Rain chances arc 100 percent this afternoon That percentage will drop to 40 percent this evening Thoren said Friday the clouds will decrease Saturday will be partly cloudy and the chance for rain will return on Sun day and Monday It will kind of wind down from west to Tborcn said There will be a little redevelopment over Mexico trying to move into Val Verde Coun Jeff Orrock NWS meteorologist said the weather systems movement will determine how much rain falls on New Draunfcltt It will be determined by how fast this system goes to the Orrock said It has a lot to do with he upper level disturbance The trough will move from west to cast in this New Braunfels has received 88 Inches of rain through January The National Weather Service said rain fall totals for February arc not yet available This compares to inches during the same period for an average year In 1996 New Draunfcls received inches of precipitation through Janu ary to The museum Is HoraldZolluna nholo by Michael Darnnl Chnrlea Wagcrmwhr up with an umbrella Wednesday afternoon during one of the many downpours The rain will contin ue today with flash flood watches throughout the day Police uncover drug lab New Braunfels man faces charges of manufacturing methamphctamind By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A New Bniunfcls man WIIH released on bond Wednesday aflcr an investi gation by locnl state and federal offices turned up a lab capable of mak ing methtunplictuminc Coinul County Dennis Kocpp said ofllcors frohl agencies worked together for more than a month on a sting operation that end ed with a federal search warrant being issued for 141 Rueckle Road There officers found u mcthamphctaminc lab Officers arrested 35yearold Lurry D Crull of New Braunfels on charges of manufacturing mcthumphetuminc investigation watt going on at least a said Koepp a federal search its a more Nevere According to he Sheriffs ofTicc the lab was capable of producing cphcdrine baticd nicthaniphctiiminc Kocpp rniid cphcdrincbaKcd mctluimplietuininc uses a chemical lluil eliminates the strong odor that lias been associated with the manu facturing of the subsluria Cmll was taken to the Wakcnluil Fed eral Holding Facility in San Antonio and appeared before a magistrate Wednesday Bond was set at unsecured According to the Mar shalls office Crull posted bond and was released Wednesday allcrrioon Agencies working together in the investigation included the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force Comal County Sheriffs office New Braunfels Police Department Department of Public Salety Narcotics Division Drug Knlbrccment Administration Comal County District Attorneys Office Attorneys Office and the West ern District of Texas Attorney indicted in hitandrun Houston man faces aggravated assault failure to render aid charges By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer t HyiMmwii Practice makes perfect Junior contftttnt Utyro Cook NH out coiliM of dlfftrant otiq tuow durlna tMtnt BrfwUfti WtdntjKtay nt tht Ntw Brtunftli civic fTN JMmor MM Proamm will M 7 Friday Moitthan A Houston attorney was indicted curlier this week on charges of aggra vated assault and failure to stop and render aid alter a hitandrun incident on New Years Eve in Oruene A Comal County grand jury indict ed 51 yearold John Sliarman on two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of failure to stop and render aid suid District Attorney Dib Waldrip iShurman was arrested on a warrant for one count of criminal attempt to commit murder Waldrip said after possible legal ladies were taken into consideration the assault and failure to stop charges were the best charges to pursue That gets tho most bang for my buck right suid Waldrip Aggravated assault is a second degree felony that carries a possible punishment of two to 20 years in prison and an optional fine of up to Waldrip stiid failure to stop and ren der aid is a felony under the trans portation code It carries a punishment of no more than live years in the Department of Criminal Justice syh tem no more than one year in the county jail a fine up to or both to stop unil render aid its qwn punishment said Wuklrip Its u felony in the trans portation code with possible TDC The charges resulted from a hitand run incident 10 minutes before New Years Day According to police reports Shar man allegedly drove his vehicle into four pedestrians at the 1200 block of iruenc Road neai iruenc Hall Ilie victims were treated and released at area hospitals SliiirniHii who police said was dri ving a sports vehicle at the time of the incident fled the HCCIIC I ie turned liiniselfin to authorities at the Comal County Sheriffs Office several days later Waldrip said Slmrman who was not present at Mondays hearing waived his arraignment Waldrip suid that is not unusual All that means is 1 know what Im charged suid Waldrip A San Antonio attorney representing Shurinun was unavailable for com ment Wednesday Publics right to know should not be limited Page 4